Vic Hershkowitz, a New York City fireman who learned handball on the playgrounds of Brooklyn and was considered by many to be the sport’s most brilliant player, died Monday in Plantation, Fla.
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Vic Hershkowitz (5 October 1918 – 23 June 2008) was a dominant handball player who played from the early 1940s to the early 1960s. He won 23 amateur national titles. He was a New York City fireman. His accomplishments include winning forty national and international handball titles, including nine consecutive Three-Wall Singles Championships.
VICTOR "VIC" HERSHKOWITZ. Sport: Handball. Inducted: 1991. Country: United States. Born: October 5, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York. Died: June 23, 2008 in Florida. “As immortals are recorded in the heroics of handball, the towering figure of Victor Hershkowitz will stand apart and above all,” wrote the president of the United States Handball Association in November 1968.
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HERSHKOWITZ, VICTORHERSHKOWITZ, VICTOR ("Vic "; 1918–), U.S. handball player, considered the greatest all-around player in handball history; winner of over 40 handball titles, including nine straight Three-Wall Singles Championships, and member of Handball Hall of Fame. Hershkowitz was born in Williamsburg, New York, the eighth of nine ...
Vic Hershkowitz, called by some "the Babe Ruth of handball," died Monday. He was 89. Mr. Hershkowitz, of Davie, won 43 national and international handball championships and played until he was 87.
Vic Hershkowitz won a combined 40 national and international titles, including nine consecutive Three-Wall Singles Championships from 1950-1958. Hershkowitz completed Handball’s Triple Crown in 1952, winning the Three-Wall and Four-Wall national singles titles and the AAU One-Wall singles championship, a feat that had never been accomplished before or since.
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In the handball world Fireman Vic Hershkowitz of Brooklyn is variously known as The Monster, The Octopus, The Tiger and other nicknames denoting invincible prowess. During his lengthy career the 37-year-old Hershkowitz has won 16 national titles playing from one-wall to four-wall handball.
We heard the news two weeks ago that Vic entered the hospital and we stayed hopeful for a recovery. This news is very sad for the handball comunity. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends...
Welcome to the Vic Hershkowitz Foundation Doubles Handball event. The David Posnack JCC is once again hosting this charity event for the benefit of special needs children and young adults in memory of Vic Hershkowitz. Your generous donations last year provided funding for children to attend camp at the DPJCC this past summer.